Lundberg Siberians

Tolya Taigovich

This lovely red boy joined us for an afternoon raking leaves.  His leash, hidden among the Maple leaves, does not show.  

Birchgrove Tolya Taigovich was our first Siberian.

Photo: Meredith Lundberg

Cat Allergies

During the last decade, we standardised saliva testing in Siberians and developed a methods to measure Fel D1 allergen in kittens. 

A litter might have 1-2 low allergen kittens, with others medium to high.  Testing identifies kittens suitable for homes with severe allergies.

Lundberg Siberians & Siberian Research tested over 400 Siberians cats/kittens. Half had reduced levels of Fel-d1 allergen, and only 15% had very low levels.

If you are considering a Siberian because of allergens, I strongly suggest reading our discussions on allergies 

Meredith Lundberg

We are a small cooperative of Siberian hobby breeders, with several females. Our kittens are raised in the house with lots of daily attention, and are exceptionally gentle with children.

 Siberians tend to be large cats with nice personalities, lovely voices, and make wonderful companions. They roam the house as members of the family. Crumpled pieces of paper and cat toys are often scattered around the floor. Before putting on shoes, it helps to check them for fuzzy mice and other toys. 

Many of our kittens live in homes with moderate to severe allergies.  The term "hypoallergenic cat" is often used to describe Siberians ~ though somewhat inaccurate.

Our average wait time for a kitten in the lowest ranges is 6-12 months.    Kittens with the lowest two allergen levels, {Extremely Low and Very Low} are usually suitable for people with the most severe reactions. Folks with less severe cat allergies do fine with kittens with higher allergen levels.  For more information on testing kittens, see

We prefer initial correspondence by e-mail, and respond promptly.

Calls and visits from families with active reservations are encouraged, especially when we have kittens to hold.  If you would like more information, or would like to request a reservation, please let us know.

TICA ~ The International Cat Association - Cattery #15672
CFA ~  Cat Fanciers Association - Cattery #211793



Are Siberian cats hypoallergenic?There are large variations within the breed, but some Siberians cause little or no allergic reactions. Our breeding cats have tested low for feline allergen levels.  As a breed, Siberians usually cause lower allergic response than other cat breeds, but the levels vary by kitten. If you are allergic to cats, please read our page on Allergies page, and then feel free to contact us for more details.

What about secondary Allergies?
Families with a history of horse/rabbit reactions or egg allergies should be careful bringing a cat into the home.These are the result of secondary reactions to cats, and again, are explained in detail in our Allergies webpage. About 80% of individuals with horse/rabbit or egg/meat allergies will show some reaction to low-Fel d1 Siberians, though not all will be severe.

What about visits to the Cattery
As a hobby-breeder, we no longer have an open-visitation policy (we had over 200 visitors a year at one time).  For a $100 fee, we provide visits for allergen testing.  Allergen testing is required for families with reactions to: horses, rebbits, or food allergies to milk, eggs, pork, or beet.  Folks on our wait list are welcome to make an appointment and come visit the kittens after they are a minimum of four weeks of age.

Why choose a small home cattery?
Cats imprint between two and eight weeks of age. During this period they need considerable daily physical contact with people to become affectionate pets and to lose their natural fears. Cage-raised kittens or kittens from kitten-mills lack interaction with people, and have unpredictable behaviors.

Can kittens be shipped?
We prefer kittens are picked up at the cattery if possible. When needed, we are willing to ship within the United States for a $400 fee which includes for airfare, carrier, rabies vaccine, flight certificates, and travel to PDX.

What is your health guarantee?
We have selected our breeding cats from lines with low genetic health risks. Our cattery is free from FIP and FelV. Prior to leaving the cattery each kitten will received a veterinary exam and will be certified free of disease and parasites. Kittens are sold with a one-year warranty against genetic and congenital disorders.

Are the kittens registered?
Kittens will be registered with TICA or CFA.  Formal papers for pet kittens will be held until Pet neuter / spay requirements are met. We typically do not pre-neuter kittens unless they are 20 weeks old prior to leaving.

When are kittens neutered?
Studies on early neuter/spay are very comprehensive and show there are no real adverse effects. In allergic homes, we recommend neutering males at 4-5 months and spaying females by 6 months.

How are males and females different?
Adult female Siberians are smaller than males, averaging 9 to 14 lbs. Adult males weigh 12-18 lbs. There is little difference in behaviour or affection between neutered males and females. Once neutered, males make wonderful companions and do not spray. Low allergen males have similar allergen levels to low allergen females. We are often asked about male cats spraying.  In our experience, neutered males do not spray.

`aa.© Meredith Lundberg 2015